Beijing: Hiking - Walking

The Forbidden City

Beijing Hiking - Walking

There are plenty of hiking and walking opportunities to be enjoyed in the truly spectacular scenery within only a short drive of downtown Beijing. The mountains near Beijing are perfect for hiking and walking and guide and trips are readily available for those who do not know where to go. The trips can take you to interesting trails that are either little known or unknown to both the foreign and Chinese community.

A recommended company is ‘Beijing Hikers’, they practice eco-friendly tourism, using the "take only photographs, leave only footprints" approach to hiking, and employ local guides to assist them, aiming to have a positive effect in the areas that they hike in.
It’s a good idea to use trusted guides, so there is no need to worry that you’ll be taken on a detour to shop for jade ornaments; and if there’s a restaurant meal involved it will usually be because the food is good, and not because the restaurant is taking a cut.

Recommended Hike:

Beijing-- Jinshanling Great Wall --Simatai Great Wall--Mutianyu Great Wall

In China there is an old saying that goes ‘you are not a man until you have been to the Great Wall’. The Great Wall of China stretches over 3,000 kilometers from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the eastern coast to the Jiayuguan Pass in the Gobi Desert. We visit the Eastern Qing Tombs, and explore the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. A highlight of this tour is hiking in remote areas, away from the crowded tourist spots.

This trip is designed for those who are fit, energetic and enjoy trekking. A fascinating journey on the back roads allows you to observe closely the everyday life of villagers and offers perfect opportunities to interact with the locals.